Nothing like a deadline

Recently I decided to enter a competition to see how I might get on. Coming across the competition late in the piece I left myself 4 weeks until the entries closed. I then realised it was subject specific and nothing I previously painted would fit the theme.

The theme was the New Zealand environment with a focus on areas we needed to take care of. I chose to paint a scene of a penguin splashing through the shallows. I liked the way the penguin almost looked down at his own reflection. Titled 'Time to Reflect' my concept was our need to reflect upon our individual responsibilities to take care of our precious environment, for it is our actions that effect the defenseless. Environmental responsibility is a subject I am passionate about.

 Myself and the final piece.

Myself and the final piece.

 2017, Oil on canvas, 203 x 203mm , (8 in x 8 in)

2017, Oil on canvas, 203 x 203mm , (8 in x 8 in)

 Detail. 2017, Oil on canvas, 203 x 203mm , (8 in x 8 in)

Detail. 2017, Oil on canvas, 203 x 203mm , (8 in x 8 in)